Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Here are the top ten reasons to invite a friend to volunteer with Girl Scouts TODAY…
10.  There are LESS THAN 120 hours left to take advantage of the Volunteer Invite-a-Friend offer.
9.  We’re trying to set a new record for on-boarding volunteers in a single month! Help us recruit over 
20 volunteers this month!
8.  Who doesn’t love SHOPPING FOR GIRL SCOUT GEAR?! During theVolunteer Invite-a-Friend offer, when you invite a friend to volunteer with us, you’ll get a $50 coupon code to use at Girl Scouts’ Official Online Store.
7.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have ONE MORE Girl Scout sister to share that box of Thin Mints with? As you count cookie money, of course…
6.  There are 1000s of Girl Scouts at GSCTF… and another 30,000 girls nationwide who CAN’T WAIT to be Girl Scouts. Let’s get these girls involved in the ah-mazing activities we offer today!
5.  Remember that time you sang silly Girl Scout songs until your girls got the giggles? EVERYONE could use some more giggles in their lives!
4.  Picture your favorite Girl Scout memory. Maybe when it’s the time one of your Daisies realized that swimming wasn’t so scary with her Girl Scout sisters around… or maybe it’s the moment that your Junior found her voice and stood up to peer pressure… or maybe when you realized that without YOU, those moments may not have happened. Don’t you want to invite a friend to make even more of these moments happen?
3.  “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold…” Need we say more?
2.  Volunteering with girls is like discovering the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH! Girl giggles, silly stories, new experiences, and breaking out of your comfort zone keep you forever young! 
1.   Before you came along, your girls were waiting for someone to be their role model. There are girls still waiting for that role model to come along. Invite a friend to make a difference in these girls’ lives today!
Once you’ve invited a friend to start a new troop, let us know RIGHT HERE!
Have a question? Contact Pauline Russell  at PRussell@girlscoutsfl.org or  (305) 253-4841 ext. 238.

Happy Thanksgiving,  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Announced -Entries Due March 1, 2015-

Celebrate the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day on May 15, 2015.
Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Announced  -Entries Due March 1, 2015-

        WASH., D.C.—November 5, 2014—Elementary, middle and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to  participate in the annual Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on and around May 15, 2015. 
    Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places.  The Youth Art Contest provides K-12 students residing in the United States with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. Young artists who are home schooled and  those who participate in youth groups are also eligible to submit their art. More than 2,000 young artists from throughout the country entered this year’s contest. (See the 2014 semifinalists’ artwork here.)
  Entries to the Saving Endangered Species contest must be postmarked by March 1, 2015. A prestigious panel of artists, photographers and conservationists will judge the artwork. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May and also receive a special art lesson from a professional artist.
   The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation.

  For more information, including judging criteria and an entry form, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org  An endangered species art lesson plan is also available.